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Public Land Survey Marks
Description:
Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.
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Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.

There is a new tool for Google Earth for mapping out the PLSS here is the link

PLSS in Google Earth

These are comprised of private survey marks, local government survey marks, boundary poles, private property lines, cairns, rock paint marks, notched boulders, and many more. They can commonly be found defining townships, subdivisions of townships, park boundaries, federal property boundaries, etc.

This category can also include boundary marks and survey marks accomplished by private survey companies used in redefining property lines and construction projects.

If you find a USGS benchmark, then please file it in the US Benchmarks category or other appropriate benchmark category.

More information of survey marks can be found at: PLSS in Wikipedia

Here are pictures and diagrams of what some of these marks look like:

The above plaque is for townshipping. This metal map is divided into 6x6, 1 mile squares; thus the 36 sections of a township. The nail or remaining hole shows you where you are in the township. There is almost always a stone monument near this:

Above is one of the PLSS monuments. In some cases benchmarks have been or are being placed at these stone monuments.

The smallest the plaques will be divided is a 1/16 corner; that is 1/16 of a 1 mile section; or 40 acre corners which equals .250 miles. Private surveyors usually make the smaller ones.

Next to this monument is usually a bearing tree and witness tree (or two witness trees), or even a sign. Scars on the trees will indicate bearing. Here is a witness post:

Here are diagrams of scared trees:

 

There are also several different ways corner marks are represented. These can be chiseled rocks, painted marks, ribbons, wooden posts, cairns, and more:

 

Instructions for Posting a Public Land Survey Marks Waymark:
Post a close up picture of the survey mark. Also post at least one picture of the area giving reference to where the mark is in the immediate area. No GPS photos in the waymark description/photos. Please provide detailed information regarding its location and any specifics of the land it is defining.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit. If you have additional information about the survey mark which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
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Public Land Survey MarksOld Fort Sill boundary - Fort Sill, OK

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Old concrete boundary marker for Fort Sill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheRadcliffs

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/11/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksBorne 62A - Fontainebleau, France

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Borne en pierre délimitant le domaine royale de la forêt de Fontainebleau. Stone marker delineating the royal domain in the forest of Fontainebleau.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AlexEmilie

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksUSDA FS 'T34S R8E S14, S15, S22, S23 290' Section Corner - Klamath County, OR

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This section corner resides south of Williamson River Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksUSDA FS 'S4, S9 W 1/16 LS 5240 1987' Section Corner - Siskiyou County, CA

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This section corner is located east of Hwy 97 in Siskiyou County, CA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 6/8/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksBCLS 106 - Rossland, BC

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This is a Survey Marker outside the Rossland Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/8/2016

last visited: never

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This BC Survey marker is in a group of three on the CPR bridge immediately north of the TECK Cominco yard in Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/8/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksSurvey Marker 896 - Meductic, NB

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Beside the old section of Fort Meductic Road was once a CNHS plaque for Meductic Indian Village. The concrete monument remains, but the plaque has been removed. 61E896 is mounted atop a low concrete monument just north of that monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 6/5/2016

last visited: 7/23/2016

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by Sun Country Engineering & Surveying, Robert M. Karl in 1977; National Forest Survey Corner Visitation Card, Index File No. 1162

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/15/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; National Forest Survey Corner Visitation Card, Index File No. 1163

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/15/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksT13S R9E S16 C-W-W-E 1/256 COR - Jefferson County, OR

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PLSS 256th corner set by Sun Country Engineering & Surveying, Robert M. Karl in 1977; Land Corner Record T13S R9E L-11½

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/15/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS center quarter corner remonumented by Sun Country Engineering & Surveying, Robert M. Karl in 1977; National Forest Survey Corner Visitation Card, Index File No.1161

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/14/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksT13S R9E S16 C-W-W-NE 1/256 COR - Jefferson County, OR

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PLSS 256th corner set by Michail W. Tye in 1977; Land Corner Record T13S R9E K-11½

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/14/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS sixteenth corner remonumented by Sun Country Engineering & Surveying, Robert M. Karl in 1977; National Forest Survey Corner Visitation Card, Index File No.1160

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/14/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; National Forest Survey Corner Visitation Card, Index File No. 1159

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/13/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E E-03

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/4/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksT14S R8E S1 R9E S6 1/4 COR - Deschutes County, OR

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PLSS quarter corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E C-01

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/4/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksT14S R8E S1 12 R9E S6 7 COR - Deschutes County, OR

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PLSS section corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; Land Corner Record T14S R8E E-25 and National Forest Survey Corner Visitation Card, Index File No. 0155

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/4/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by General Land Office, Thomas C. Judkins in 1881

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E C-05

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS center quarter corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E C-07

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/16/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; Land Corner Record T14S R9E E-07

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/16/2016

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by USDI-Bureau of Land Management, James E. Jelley in 1966; Land Corner Record T14S R9E C-09

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/15/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksT14S R9E S5 4 N 1/16 COR - Deschutes County, OR

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E B-09

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/15/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksT14S R9E S5 NE 1/16 COR - Deschutes County, OR

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E B-08

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey Marks[T13S R9E S32] T14S R9E S5 E 1/16 COR - Deschutes County, OR

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PLSS sixteenth corner set by George W. Colvin, Jr. in 1979; Land Corner Record T14S R9E A-08

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/14/2016

last visited: never

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